“ Brand: Asda / Kids Equipment Type: Bibs „
When we were weaning my son we gathered quite a collection of bibs. It was only when sorting through various bags of baby stuff recently for our anticipated new arrival that I realised how many we had accumulated - and we only kept ones which were stain free and in good condition! Amongst those ones were a set of animal print bibs from asda (not the same set as pictured above, but similar)
From memory, the set of three fabric bibs cost me around £3 - so £1 a bib, which is pretty reasonable. Bibs aren't something I like to spend a fortune on as, by their very purpose, they get stained and ruined pretty quickly. Our bibs are made of a towelling material, which is very soft and absorbent too so great for absorbing spilled liquids or purees quickly. They are rectangular shape with an elasticated circle cut out at the top to slot over baby's head. This is a nice size for babies from 6 months - not too small so that it is tight around their neck and not so big that it gapes to expose their clothes. The size of the bib is also good and it gives good coverage, protecting the majority of the baby's clothes well. On the set of bibs we have various jungle animals including lions and giraffes. The colours are neutral - so good for boys and girls - and very bright.
I washed the bibs many times at 40 degrees (usually with a stain remover added to the wash) and they washed up well. They did not shrink or lose their shape at all. The only real telling factor that gives away that they have been washed a few times is that the colours have faded slightly over time. Other than that, the bibs have worn well and remained in good condition. For the minimal price paid, these are good quality and do the job well. I am sure that I will be purchasing more bibs from Asda when weaning time comes round again.
Asda Assorted Animal Print Pop-over Bibs
I own a lot of bibs, I have found that with a drooly baby and just for feeding times that I can never have too many bibs to hand. It was the bright colours of the Asda Assorted Animal Print Pop-over Bibs that initial caught my attention but it was their ease of use that made me go back and buy some more.
From the name of the bib you might have guessed that the bibs are the pop over the head variety and don't have either Velcro or a popper to keep them on. It is such a simple and easy solution to bibs that I don't understand why more aren't designed as pop over bibs, as it stands they can be quite difficult to track down. The Asda Assorted Animal Print Pop-over Bibs are easy to put on with one hand and unlike Velcro bibs you never have to remember to check that they are closed over before popping them into the washing machine to make sure that you don't ruin any other clothes.
The only small downside to the Asda Assorted Animal Print Pop-over Bibs is that they do gap a bit at the neck area, which isn't a problem when using them for food or even really bottles of milk but the bibs are not the best for drool mop up. I find that my daughter ends up wearing some form of bib the majority of the day because she is teething and drools everywhere and to protect her neck and clothes I use bibs, but the Asda Assorted Animal Print Pop-over Bib would be my last choice for drool duty.
The bibs as you would expect are soft (65% polyester and 35% cotton) but they are also more absorbent than some of the simple cotton bibs I own. These bibs are also much larger than the standard infant bib and they are recommended from 3 months onwards. My daughter is around 6 months old now and the bibs are still a little on the large side but we use them on a very regular basis.
When I first picked up my selection of bibs (as pictured above) there was a few different designs to choose from. I just loved the colours of the animal print designs, our favourite has got to be the bright orange bib featuring a cute little lion with the slogan - Little but LOUD - because it sums my daughter up perfectly. However, the monkeying around green bib and the animal print bib are also lovely, bright and vibrant.
The bibs retail for £3 and personally I think they are great value for money. These bibs are perfectly suited to weaning as well as milk and general clean up. The only downside of the bib is that it doesn't protect the neck area from getting wet and covered in baby drool.
Four out of five stars.